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Hello Mamas. I work with a 6 year old boy with severe autism and sensory integration issues. I've worked with him for 2 years and am leaving the family because I'm moving out of town. I want to get the little guy a parting gift of sorts and wanted it to be something he can use for a long time. He loves sensory toys. He has a rice, water and sand center already. Any must have items that your child gets a lot of use out of or just simply loves to play with?
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some kind of swing? we have an ikea swing and it is by far the most used toy in our house.

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BodySox. I got ours at Oriental Trading Co. It was LOT less money than regular stores.

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Weighted blanket?

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Trampoline(small indoor galt brand w/ a handle)...ours gets daily use. Also weighted blanket and swings are a good idea. We are getting the Ikea one and are so excited!
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Trampoline(small indoor galt brand w/ a handle)...ours gets daily use. Also weighted blanket and swings are a good idea. We are getting the Ikea one and are so excited!
we skipped the air element and put old blankets in instead. it has a hefty weight to it and the kids love that. plus, the air element was more expensive than the swing.

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The body sox look cool!! He doesn't have those! Although he does have a "tunnel" made of similar material. I like how these actually close so he can be fully inside the thing and move around.

He does already have a trampoline, indoor and outdoor swings, and weighted blankets. He also already has a ball pit and a floor spinner(?).
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We have a bean tote. I know he already has a rice table but we have a long thin tote that we can slide under the bed and you can get a thirty pound bag of beans at Walmart for $12. Buy some shovels and things to pour and its a lot of fun......and its much easier to clean up than the rice.
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Just curious, where did you get the body sox like tunnel? My son has a body sock but hates it, and says he wants one open on both ends (like a tunnel).
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A trampoline. We have an adult size trampoline in our yard. DD loves the trampoline. It makes a big difference for her.

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